Vikings' price tag for stadium raised in House vote

The Minnesota Vikings scored a victory Monday night but it came with a price tag.

The state House voted to pass a bill that would create financing for a new stadium, sending it along to the Senate for a vote today. But along the way, the House hiked the Vikings’ contribution to the project by $105 million from $427 million to $532 million.

No one knows yet exactly how the Vikings and the NFL will react to the new price tag.

The subsidy package passed 73-58 despite the fact that House Speaker Kurt Zelers voted against it, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. If all goes well, Gov. Mark Dayton could sign the bill by the end of the week. If not, who knows where things will be at.

“The voices of the people of Minnesota were heard tonight,” Dayton said.

The nearly $1 billion stadium is to be built near the Metrodome. The Vikings were already reacting to the re-worked budget that calls for them to spend considerable more.

“That particular amendment is not workable,” Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley said. "(But) I don't want to take away from the moment.”

According to the report, Bagley said the team would “reject the overall proposal” if their price tag remained $532 million. The House also amended terms of the lease for the new stadium, extending it from 30 years to 40 years. It protected the state and city from overrun costs and provided for profit sharing from the sale of naming rights.

Stay tuned.

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